Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction

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Very nice mudphud, thanks

Very nice mudphud, thanks for sharing.

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Awesome, Andrew! Go! Go!

Awesome, Andrew! Go! Go! Go!! Thank God for you and your work to save our youth - especially our young men from virtual war and virtual sex.

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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This is really great! All

This is really great! All your hard work is paying off and young people are being saved from this trap.

My son accepted his addiction to Leagues of Legends after reading some chapters of your book and stopped playing the game and sold his gaming laptop and his game account. I am ever grateful for this.

Thank you for your courage and determination to speak up about your experiences open heartedly and helping families in desperate need of understanding the nature of gaming addiction. Blessings!

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." "The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia

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May Light wrote: This is
May Light wrote:

This is really great! All your hard work is paying off and young people are being saved from this trap.

My son accepted his addiction to Leagues of Legends after reading some chapters of your book and stopped playing the game and sold his gaming laptop and his game account. I am ever grateful for this.

Thank you for your courage and determination to speak up about your experiences open heartedly and helping families in desperate need of understanding the nature of gaming addiction. Blessings!

Thank you for sharing this with me! Gives me joy and hope!!! When I wrote the book, my goal was ONE LIFE saved or changed. ONE!

I love the fact that my full-time job is eye surgery, allowing me to "fund my own ministry/non-profit" to travel, to speak, and to deliver this message! I am Blessed. I clearly see how God took what I broke and is using my ugliness and sickness to help others. As a physician, as a research neuroscientist, as a father, as a husband, and as a gaming/Internet addict, I am connecting with kids, addict and non-addict.

The other day, two young boys approach me and said, "Your talk was really good. My mom made us go. We didn't really expect what you shared."

Prevention of this addiction AND raising awareness so that people seek help are key. It's a full-time mission and battle!

Check out my YouTube Channel and Facebook accounts to see the constant barrage of personal and professional attacks I receive. However, God armed me with a MD and PhD degrees, which matter greatly to society to help sway their opinion. This is why AA became so strong. Dr. Bob Smith was a respected physician and people listened when the majority denied that alcohol can cause addiction. It took over 30 years to convince the medical community and society that alcoholism is REAL!!!

Thank you for your comments as you all provide me "dopamine rushes and boosts" to move forward with public speaking, sharing my skeletons, and debating with the skeptics! THANK YOU!!!

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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When I was searching for a

When I was searching for a book about video game addiction, I found "Hooked on Games. " I decided to read the 1 star Amazon.com review first. When reading the negative review, I heard my son's voice, and that is how I knew it was the right book for us. Do yourself a favor: read it for your sake and for your children's sake. 100+ stars.

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varia wrote: When I was
varia wrote:

When I was searching for a book about video game addiction, I found "Hooked on Games. " I decided to read the 1 star Amazon.com review first. When reading the negative review, I heard my son's voice, and that is how I knew it was the right book for us. Do yourself a favor: read it for your sake and for your children's sake. 100+ stars.

Varia, I am sorry about your son. I am praying for him, you and your family. God Bless you!

I am thankful for the 1 Star reviews!

I also encourage you to join the OLGANON fellowship where other supportive family members can give you guidance, support, and love!

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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Hi Andrew Received your book

Hi Andrew

Received your book yesterday and have read it cover to cover. Your honest and heart breaking story alongside the explanations, examples and words of hope have taken me from emotional mess to a calm understanding of my ex-partners addiction.

I am giving him the book tomorrow. Not for him, but for me. Then I can move on. And maybe he will do too. That's his choice. Perhaps your book will start him on that journey. It has certainly helped further mine.

Thank you for all your work. You are touching and changing lives. Amazing.

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BTW, if you want a copy of

BTW, if you want a copy of my book, send me your email and I will send you a copy.

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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My book is FREE from June 11-15, 2015

Download onto Kindle for free from June 11-15, 2015:

http://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Games-Video-Internet-Addiction-ebook/dp/B008TBXWGQ/

 

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.